What is the Dutch phrase 'Zwarte Pieten' in English?

The Black Men is an English equivalent of 'Zwarte Pieten'. The phrase refers to those who help 'Sinterklaas' in the Netherlands. Sinterklaas visits Dutch households on December 5th. He tends to collect paintings and carrots that are left next to the shoes that Dutch children set out. In exchange, he leaves gifts in the shoes of good children. A bad child may get a bag of salt or sticks.